Why the BRICS grouping matters more than ever

The past year has seen a notable change of the way the BRICS grouping is perceived in Europe and the United States. While initially seen as quirky platform of little significance, it is now taken more seriously than at any ...


Asia’s Return to Preeminence

Book review: ReOrient: Global Economy in the Asian Age. By Andre Gunder Frank. University of California Press, 1998. 450 pages. R$ 54.39 (
Why do we call the European peninsula a "continent", while ...


A Contest for Supremacy in Asia?

Book review: A Contest for Supremacy. China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. By Aaron L. Friedberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. 385 pages. R$ 32,46 (, kindle)
Britain launched the ...


Book launch: “The BRICS and the Future of Global Order”

The BRICS and the Future of Global Order. By Oliver Stuenkel. Lexington Press, 268 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0739193211 ISBN-10: 073919321X
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"The role and importance of ...


Brazil should join China’s new development bank

Observation: This article was published on March 19. On March 27, Brazil announced that it would join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.This move will grant Brasília a seat the table during discussions about the ...


Entrevista com o jornal Brasil Econômico sobre o Banco Asiático de Investimento em Infraestrutura (AIIB)

Banco de investimento chinês cria era de multipolaridade, diz especialista
Oliver Stuenkel, especialista da FGV em emergentes, diz que os EUA usam a ajuda militar como principal moeda de troca para impedir a adesão de ...


Why Britain is right to join China’s new development bank

In a rare open disagreement between London and Washington, aligned on virtually any major foreign policy issue over the past decades, Britain has become the first major Western government to apply for membership in the ...


Why China would benefit from Western SWIFT sanctions against Russia

Since last year, a small but vocal number of Western commentators and politicians have been calling for banning Russia from the SWIFT payment system, a move that would impact Russia's economy far more than the economic ...


The Uncertain Future of IBSA (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

In 2003, India, Brazil, and South Africa united behind a new vision for South-South cooperation and global leadership. Through the June 6, 2003, Brasilia Declaration, the three countries launched the India-Brazil-South ...


Book review: “The System Worked” by Daniel W. Drezner

Book review: The System Worked. How the World Stopped another Great Depression. Oxford University Press, 2014. 280 pages. R$ 28,32 (ebook,
The global financial crisis of 2008, I argue in my book The ...